Red, white and blue’s biggest holiday is right around the corner. Before we set off fireworks, we have an election to remind us to be thankful for our freedom to vote in the USA. Alabama’s primary runoff elections are on Tuesday, June 21—here’s everything you need to know before you hit the polls.
Who will you see on the ballot for the primary runoff election?
The primary runoff elections determine who will hold state and federal government positions between two candidates for each category. Whoever has the majority of votes after this election comes home as the winner.
Wondering what your ballot will look like? Alabama Secretary of State has sample ballots for each county online, including statewide and local positions. We’re giving you a heads up for the positions the whole state can vote for during the primary runoff elections. But hold up—the primary runoff election is only for voters who are registered with a political party. Ballots will look different for the Democratic and Republican parties. If you are registered as a Democrat, here’s who you’ll see:
- Governor: Yolanda Rochelle Flowers, Malika Sanders Fortier
If you’re registered as a Republican, you’ll have some more positions to vote for. Here’s who will be on your ballot:
- Public Service Commission, Place No. 1: Jeremy H. Oden, Brent Woodall
- Public Service Commission, Place No. 2: Chip Beeker, Robert L. McCollum
- Secretary of State: Wes Allen, Jim Ziegler
- Senator: Katie Britt, Mo Brooks
- State Auditor: Stan Cooke, Andrew Sorrell
What should you do on election day?
If you’re a citizen of the US, living in Alabama and 18 or older, you can register online to vote. Heads up! Voter registration must be done 14 days prior to the election. So if you missed the deadline for the primary runoff elections, make sure you register by October 24 for the general election on November 8.
Wondering where your polling place is? You can double-check where you should go on the Secretary of State’s website. Don’t worry if you have to work—all polling places are open from 7AM-7PM on election day. Bring along a valid photo ID and get ready to submit your vote.
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